Hope for a Better Future (H4BF) is a nonprofit development organization dedicated to advancing women and girls, improving health, ending hunger, overcoming adversity, and making a real and measurable difference in people's lives.
H4BF sees a world in which the most vulnerable people have the power to pull themselves out of poverty and create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and in the future, guided by the basic principles of integrity, accountability, respect, and creativity.
H4BF People join us because they want to make a difference, and we continue to make a difference together. We travel where the need is greatest, to Cameroon's poorest communities. We aim to guarantee that women and girls have control over their lives, that they are seen as leaders, that they have access to the resources they need to flourish, and that they live in safe communities where their rights are recognized.
We work to ensure that women and girls have choice over their lives, are regarded as leaders, have access to the resources they need to develop, and live in safe communities where their rights are respected.
Through skill training, capacity building, and leadership training for young people, particularly girls, we ensure the establishment of PERSPECTIVE.
Individuals, households, neighborhoods, and communities are healthy and attain long-term physical, mental, and social well-being as a result of our efforts.
For long-term resilience, we ensure that vulnerable individuals, households, and communities have enhanced food, nutrition, and livelihood security.
By responding to crises, addressing core causes of vulnerability, and laying the groundwork for recovery and resilience, we help vulnerable communities overcome adversity.
The H4BF Strategic Plan for 2021 selected many interconnected priority areas of focus that cut across all of our programs and operations and that we believe are significant drivers of genuine and enduring impact:
Thank you for your interest in H4BF's ever-expanding story, whether you are already familiar with our work or are visiting this site for the first time. We are a fast-paced firm with a unique culture and a strong commitment to our objective. Our employees have strong technical skills and deep roots in their communities, allowing us to have a significant, measurable, and long-term effect in collaboration with the people we serve.
A sense of deep empathy, care for others, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to learning, creativity, and developing our individual and communal competence are all part of our common DNA.
Because we recognize the issues we confront as a community, we approach work with a feeling of urgency. However, we approach our work with a feeling of optimism, even outright idealism. We understand – in our hearts and minds – that empowering our communities to drive long-term transformational change is not only feasible, but also necessary.
At H4BF, we seek to foster a culture that values each person's dignity. We are all required to treat each other and the communities we serve with the utmost respect, whether we are employees, volunteers, or partners.
I encourage you to join us as you learn more about our organization and programming.
Ngo Abdulai Banfogha
President & CEO, H4BF
H4BF Network model brings together workforce development and comprehensive social supports to put a woman on a path to economic security and remove any barrier that might stand in her way.
H4BF is putting this model to begin work within North West and West regions neighborhood ripe for opportunity:
H4BF Women’s Initiative starts with a single, low-income working mother and a keen understanding of what support she needs to move into a living-wage job and create a better, safer life for herself and her children.
H4BF Women’s Initiative is a place-based, community-led coalition of agencies working together to address the full spectrum of women’s needs: from access to affordable housing and credit clean-up, to domestic violence services and emotional support, while also providing job skills training and small business development.
When women rise, they bring families and whole communities with them
Increased access to quality and Inclusive basic education for crisis-affected girls and boys in safe learning environments in North West and Littoral regions Cameroon
This project targets children and adolescents which 55% are female. H4BF focuses on reaching girls and boys in Wouri and Nkam in Littoral region and, Mezam and Donga Mantung in North West region Cameroon. Girls and boys access learning opportunities, including girls and boys in early learning programmes, at primary level and at the secondary level, in both formal and non-formal education settings.
Cash-based interventions for conflict-affected populations
This project aims to reduce the vulnerability of conflict-affected populations, including vulnerable IDPs, returnees, and host community men, women, boys, and girls, who have been significantly affected by the conflict and the subsequent waves of displacements. This is achieved through the provision of multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA) to internally displaced, host community, and returnee households. H4BF aims to improve beneficiaries’ access to essential goods and services of their choice, enabling them to meet their basic needs.
Improving Access to Quality GBV Services and Strengthening Resilience of Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Gender Based Violence
On a project that directly benefits female headed families (IDP’s) (age 25+), girls(age 15-24), boys (age 18-25), returnees and disabled persons in host communities H4BF rehearse dignity of vulnerable IDP’s. This is done through provision of standardized dignity kits, access to quality PSS to women, girls, boys, men of reproductive age as well as strengthening their resilience through livelihood support activities.
In partnership with MasterPeace Foundation, Turing Foundation and, H4BF through her skill training center HOBEFI is training 300 young people especially girls in the growth areas of sustainable energy and ICT. It is involving at least 30 companies in the training programme so that the content is in line with market needs.
Having good mental health, or being mentally healthy, is more than just the absence of illness, rather it’s a state of overall wellbeing. The concept is influenced by culture, but it generally relates to: Enjoyment of life. Having the ability to cope with and ‘bounce back’ from stress and sadness.
We believes that the core of a happy and fulfilled life is Inner Peace reason we mainstream in all our programs training of beneficiaries on simple techniques about developing skills of inner peace
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Our team of passionate, knowledgeable, collaborative, and genuinely caring women, youths, and men is made up of a varied group of women, youths, and men. We strive for a coherent, friendly, inclusive, and supportive team culture.
Work with us to build life-long relationships and memories.